Meet the lads of Coyote. From left: Mike King, Josh Carter, Bradford Rooney, Evan McCosham, and Bruce Rooney. Photo credit: Patrick Callbeck.
Who they are:
Josh Carter – lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Bruce Rooney – lead guitar and backing vocals
Evan McCosham – bass and backing vocals
Bradford Rooney – keys and synthesizer
Mike King – drums
Charlottetown, however four of the five band members are originally from the Belfast/Montague area, excluding Mike King who hails from Springhill, Nova Scotia.
On the scene since:
Coyote formed in late 2010 and this April will mark the one-year anniversary of the addition of drummer Mike, solidifying the group. The four lads from down East grew up together and always shared a passion for playing music. After playing together and separately in various musical projects around Charlottetown, they found their niche with the formation of Coyote, a serious endeavour packed with potential.
What you’ll hear them play:
What some might label as “progressive pop rock”, we bring a ton of energy to our original song writing. Full of uplifting pop rock elements, lots of vocal hooks, and tasteful tones, we create a dynamic wall of sound that catches the tapping toes and fancy feet of any audience member, young or old.
Everything from Big Band to 90′s dance music, to funk and singer-songwriter. Each member draws from all kinds of personal influences and manages to register a new take on pop rock. We love music that is upbeat and full of energy and we love to be able to give people the opportunity to take that energy and make something of it.
How Coyote got their name:
We were looking for something short and snappy, something that grabs your attention but is simple and easy to remember, so we chose Coyote. As an afterthought, we realized that perhaps it was a more suitable name than we originally thought. The coyote is a very resilient species, using the pressures of human development to its advantage and proliferation, unlike some of its relatives who haven’t faired so well. It can be a tough go as a band, with all the competition and pressures out there in the industry, so you have to be resilient and find a way around each challenge to succeed. A note to Island residents: we won’t eat your chickens.
Coyote's first EP, "Tracks" was released March 9. Album art by Rachel Soucie.
Since forming Coyote, what have been the most memorable experiences/performances? How has Coyote grown as a band?
It’s been an incredible year for us and it seems like each month we experience growth on and off the stage. Between jamming with Mike King for the first time in a Island basement far from his home Springhill this past April, putting the finishing touches on our first EP in December, and performing at the ECMA 2012 warm-up show as a segue to our participation in the Breakout Stage at the upcoming ECMAs, there has been no shortage of memorable moments for us and they will continue to shine through. However, it’s in between the resumé-building showcase opportunities and successes that we find special moments as a band in little things: meeting and bonding with other musicians along the way, seeing new faces out at shows, and being pushed by the support of our family and friends.
If there is anything we’ve learned as a band to date, it’s that we’ll never stop learning. Every stage we play, every person we meet, every time we practice, we are always learning and growing. As a group immersed in a creative environment, it’s only natural that being around the same four other people that you’ve known so well and for so long, ideas and personalities can start to clash. These moments help us grow, too. We trust each other and share the same passion for what we do; we all work and care for the best interest of the group.
On what it takes to be successful:
Our band philosophy is this: work hard on the music, work hard outside the music, maintain the vision of the group, and never forget that it never gets easy. We don’t expect to make money and we focus on balancing our lives to be able to support what we love to do. There are many challenges to advancing in the music industry but we feel that by taking every step to improve ourselves and by absorbing every experience that we’ll continue to learn and expand. Oh yeah, and don’t beat any dead horses.
We just released our first EP, “Tracks” (available for sale at Back Alley Discs, through Coyote’s official website, and at any of the band’s live shows) and we’re excited for the ensuing release tour throughout the Maritimes. In April, we will be showcasing at ECMA 2012 in Moncton, which will be a great opportunity to bring our live show and fresh EP to the table. Beyond the spring, we’ll be hitting stages both indoor and outdoor with our EP material and a host of new songs. We have a special appreciation for the atmosphere of music festivals, so we hope to be a part of some of the great festivals that the Maritimes has to offer. Also on our list is expanding our range beyond the Atlantic Provinces.
Check them out:
Show listings and up-to-date information: facebook.com/wearecoyote
Who they are: Josh Carter – lead vocals and rhythm guitar Bruce Rooney – lead guitar and backing vocals Evan McCosham – bass and backing vocals Bradford Rooney – keys and synthesizer Mike King – drums Home Base: Charlottetown, however four of the five band members are originally from the Belfast/Montague area, excluding Mike King […]
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That’s right, folks. The March/April issue of G! is all about pets! From stories about our furry friends to pictures you submitted of your own pets, we’ve put together a solid issue dedicated to the animals in our lives.
Picture Purr-fect Pets
Meet Ginger and Jasper!
Oh fur baby! We asked you to send us pictures of your pets and tell us a little about your furry companions that brighten your day. The result? An overload of animal cuteness on the pages of G! Four pages of cuteness, in fact. We tried to squeeze as many of your pets in as possible, but we couldn’t fit everyone in. Click HERE for even more pet photos and to find out how you can submit your own pics to our Picture Purr-fect Pets Photo Gallery.
Ask the Vet
Dr. Peter Foley answers pet questions!
Is there a way to cut down on the amount my pet sheds? What vaccinations do my pets need? Why does my cat drool? Dr. Peter Foley of the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI answers commonly-asked pet questions to help your pet lead a long, happy, and healthy life.
Katie Miller's got a cool job we'd like to tell you about!
To kick off our brand new monthly feature, G! Jobs, we’re chatting with Katie Miller, a Standardbred race horse owner, groomer, trainer, and driver who, at just 20-years-old, is blowing up the Maritime harness racing scene. Got a cool job? Click on our Cool Jobs link on our home page and tell us about it! You could be featured in a future issue of G!
Connect with G!
G! and the fabulous crew at Sherwood Styling Salon are giving you the chance to win a Skinny Wrap (application included) PLUS a swag bag full of goodies! What’s a Skinny Wrap, you ask? Click HERE to get the deets on this body-contouring treatment and how you can enter to WIN it (and more!) this month!
Plus, fashion, fitness, food, and more…you and your pet are going to be busy this month!
Pick up the March/April issue of G! at any one of these fine locations across PEI. Your pets will approve!
That’s right, folks. The March/April issue of G! is all about pets! From stories about our furry friends to pictures you submitted of your own pets, we’ve put together a solid issue dedicated to the animals in our lives. Picture Purr-fect Pets Oh fur baby! We asked you to send us pictures of your pets […]
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Have you heard of Skinny Wraps? They just arrived at Sherwood Styling Salon and if you Connect with G! this month, you could get to try it for FREE!
Skinny Wraps is a body-contouring treatment that detoxifies, tightens, tones, and firms the skin. It can be applied to any trouble areas (think stomach, thighs, back, or chin) to give dramatic, lasting results in as little as 45 minutes and last up to six months…
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To enter to win this fabulous prize, tell us a little about your favourite spa treatment (manis/pedis/facials, etc.) that makes you feel ready to “spring” into summer (it’ll be here before you know it!). Leave your entry in the form of a comment on this page and we’ll randomly select one lucky winner on Tuesday, April 10.
Maybe you like to treat yourself to a new spring ‘do, or maybe you enjoy a relaxing massage…however you get ready to Spring into Summer, we want you to tell us about it so you can win this awesome prize from Sherwood Styling Salon!
Have you heard of Skinny Wraps? They just arrived at Sherwood Styling Salon and if you Connect with G! this month, you could get to try it for FREE! Skinny Wraps is a body-contouring treatment that detoxifies, tightens, tones, and firms the skin. It can be applied to any trouble areas (think stomach, thighs, back, […]
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